Rebecca was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario. In fall 2011, she began
at McMaster University in the Integrated Science program. Rebecca is now
entering her third year with a concentration in chemical biology and an
intended minor in chemistry. She became part of the Scaiano group in May
2013 as a RISE summer student, where she was working with Spencer Pitre and
Hossein Ismaili to preform transition metal free bayer-villiger reactions
using an organic photocatalyst. In her spare time, Rebecca enjoys
swimming, running, and playing soccer.